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  • Bosnian Serb general who helped lead Srebrenica massacre dies

    By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Bosnian Serb General Zdravko Tolimir, serving a life sentence for genocide including the massacre at Srebrenica during the early 1990s war in Bosnia, died in The Hague on Monday evening, a court spokesman said. The former head of military intelligence in…

    Reuters34 mins ago
  • The Latest: Oil price seen remaining under pressure

    LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):

    Associated Press39 mins ago
  • Swedish police arrest 14 for planning asylum centre attack

    Swedish police said Tuesday they had arrested 14 men for allegedly planning to attack an asylum centre after finding axes, knives and iron pipes in their cars. Authorities said they detained the men on Monday after being tipped off about a planned attack against a migrant centre in Nynashamn, some…

    AFP47 mins ago
  • EU's Tusk says Russian bombings make situation in Syria even worse

    By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Top European Union official Donald Tusk denounced Russian air strikes in Syria as helping the "murderous" government of President Bashar al-Assad and triggering fresh waves of refugees fleeing toward Europe. The war in Syria has made millions flee their…

    Reuters49 mins ago
  • Bosnian Serb convicted in Srebrenica genocide dies in cell

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Bosnian Serb general convicted by a United Nations tribunal of involvement in the Srebrenica genocide has died in his cell.

    Associated Press55 mins ago
  • North Korea turns to 'old workhorse' rocket to repeat past success

    By Jack Kim and David Brunnstrom SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's weekend rocket launch repeated earlier success rather than breaking new ground, using a nearly identical design from a 2012 launch, experts said, adding the reclusive country probably remained years from building a…

  • Brother of Dublin crime boss killed in growing gangland feud

    DUBLIN (AP) — As Dublin's gangland tensions deepened, Ireland's justice minister urged gang members to seek police protection Tuesday after gunmen shot to death the brother of a Dublin crime kingpin in apparent retaliation for last week's deadly attack on a boxing ceremony.

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  • Japan worried about 2020 problem, or life after the Olympics

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gusto, investing in everything from stadiums to electric cars, and expecting an economic bonanza from a construction frenzy and an influx of visitors.

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  • Tokyo leads Asian equities rout as traders flee to safety

    Tokyo stocks led a rout across Asian markets Tuesday, while Japanese government bond yields turned negative, the dollar dived against the yen and gold jumped as fears about the global economy sent investors scrambling to safety. The latest round of blood-letting came on the back of worries about…

  • EU reluctance sinking refugee relocation plan

    European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker's flagship plan to stem Europe's migration crisis by redistributing refugees around the bloc risks crumbling as EU states balk at sharing the burden, diplomats, officials and experts have told AFP. Since adopting the scheme last September to relocate…

  • Asia stocks extend global sell-off, Japan down 5.1 percent

    Asian markets tumbled Tuesday as renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in banking stocks.

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  • UK warns EU exit could mean migrant camps on south coast

    A British EU exit could mean thousands of migrants landing on Britain's shores "overnight", the government said, stepping up the rhetoric in the campaign ahead of a referendum on membership. Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman said a "Brexit" could undermine a Franco-British bilateral…

  • Fresh blow for Van Gaal as United share price slumps

    Embattled Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal suffered a fresh blow on Monday when the Premier League club's share price dipped to its lowest level in over three years. Van Gaal has been engaged in a battle to hold onto his job for much of a troubled season and that struggle was hardly helped…

  • Turkey's Erdogan threatened to flood Europe with migrants: Greek website

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan threatened in November to flood Europe with migrants if European Union leaders did not offer him a better deal to help manage the Middle East refugee crisis, a Greek news website said on Monday. Publishing what it said were minutes of a tense meeting last November,…

  • Germany, Turkey vow diplomatic effort to end Aleppo violence

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — As tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence massed at Turkey's border, Turkish and German leaders pledged Monday to redouble diplomatic efforts to end the fighting around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo and prevent more refugees making their way into Europe.

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  • Bility: 26 African nations won't support Salman in FIFA vote

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — At least 26 African countries will defy their continental confederation and not vote for Sheikh Salman of Bahrain in the FIFA presidential election, the outspoken head of the Liberia soccer federation said Monday.

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  • Russian firepower helps Syrian forces edge toward Turkey border

    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Humeyra Pamuk BEIRUT/ONCUPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - The Syrian army advanced toward the Turkish border on Monday in a major offensive backed by Russia and Iran that rebels say now threatens the future of their nearly five-year-old insurrection against President Bashar…